An example of a cocoon is a waterproof covering over a boat.
An example of a cocoon is the case where a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly.
An example of to cocoon is for a mother to hold a child tightly during a storm.
Origin of cocoon
- French cocon from Provençal coucoun diminutive of coco shell from Late Latin coccum from Latin berry, oak gall from Greek kokkos seed, berry
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French cocon, diminutive of coque (“shell”).